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Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,175,245
Posted By JohnLocke
Carb issue

I just finished getting a recently aquired 89' XT600 back on the road. Gas tank & carb cleaning, fluids, plug, valve adjust, etc. Anyhow it runs very well now.

I do have one issue with the carb....
Forum: The Garage 05-24-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By JohnLocke
Zinc Plating?

Anyone tried to zinc plate the inside of their gas tank to prevent future rusting?

From what I understand the set-up is similar to electrolysis rust removal only the anode is zinc & the electrical...
Forum: Airheads 05-19-2012, 04:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,538
Posted By JohnLocke
I have an R90/6 that I will sell you. Where are...

I have an R90/6 that I will sell you. Where are you located? 25k original miles, runs good. Just serviced.
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 354,216
Posted By JohnLocke
Thanks. good info.

Thanks. good info.
Forum: Airheads 05-13-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 354,216
Posted By JohnLocke
Seat interchagability?

Does anyone know which year's/models seats are interchangeable with my 1974 R90?
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
I need an R90 seat- stock or aftermarket.

R90 Seat - stock or aftermarket.
Need a seat for an 1974 R90.


PM me with what you have, price, condition, etc,
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By JohnLocke
http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/w8ejo/rus...

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/w8ejo/rustreformer1.jpg

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/w8ejo/rustreformer2.jpg
Forum: The Garage 05-03-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,244
Posted By JohnLocke
Rust reformer

http://i1166.photobucket.com/albums/q617/w8ejo/SRRstRfmSpL.jpg


Anyone use this product? Does it work as advertised?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By JohnLocke
Least Expensive to Maintain 80's - 90's Thumper?

I have a fairly new, to me, Yamaha XT600 & am disappointed with the lack of available aftermarket parts & web sites supporting this fine old machine. It seems my old 74' R90 has far more available.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,175,245
Posted By JohnLocke
Carb Swap

Has anyone seen and or done a SUCCESSFUL swap for the stock XT600 (YDIS) carb? Maybe Yamaha Raptor 660 carbs or Keihin CR's?
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,065
Posted By JohnLocke
Has anyone ever come up with good options for the...

Has anyone ever come up with good options for the stock carb? Raptor 660? Keihin CR's?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,175,245
Posted By JohnLocke
Carb - years interchangable?

Anyone know if later year's carb is interchangeable with my 89? Specifically, will a Yamaha PN 3UY-14301-05 be Ok on my 89 XT600?
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,175,245
Posted By JohnLocke
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5,737
Views: 1,175,245
Posted By JohnLocke
Just bought an XT-600. Will pick it up later this...

Just bought an XT-600. Will pick it up later this week. Needs carb clean & valve adjust for sure. Road rash on side of tank will need sanding/repaint & new decal.

Is there a website dedicated to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,220
Posted By JohnLocke
Make sure its the electric start version. Kick...

Make sure its the electric start version. Kick starting these can be a real PITA.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By JohnLocke
Now that's a WTF response.

Now that's a WTF response.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-22-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By JohnLocke
SC - titling from a bill of sale

I live in SC. Many (most) bikes for sale are sold with bill of sale only. No title.

Does anyone know the legal process/steps involved in getting one of these bikes titled for the road? Any...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-16-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,961
Posted By JohnLocke
Dirt Bike to Dual Sport (XR - XL) Doable?

Dirt Bike to Dual Sport (XR - XL) Doable? (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=756954)

In SC/NC or MI can you get a Honda XR600 titled & plated for the road? What's involved?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By JohnLocke
Dirt Bike to Dual Sport (XR - XL) Doable?

In SC/NC can you get a Honda XR600 titled for the road? What's involved?
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnLocke
I'm trying to get lighter & more maneuverable....

I'm trying to get lighter & more maneuverable. Not as nimble as my old Tri Cub but more so than the 460 lb. R90.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnLocke
What's the consensus on the DR350. I found one...

What's the consensus on the DR350. I found one close & very affordable. Will it more or less fit my requirements?
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnLocke
Just found 4 on CL.

Just found 4 on CL.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnLocke
That makes 2 votes for this bike. I need to look...

That makes 2 votes for this bike. I need to look into it.

I've always done most of my own wrenching. How is this beast to work on?
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnLocke
Thanks for the heads up on the KLR. How's...

Thanks for the heads up on the KLR.

How's the vibration @ highway speeds?
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,364
Posted By JohnLocke
Head is spinning - need advice on dual sport

I'm getting ready to sell my 74' BMW R90 & have decided that a dual sport
is the way for me to go.

A little background:
Been triding since 1965
From 200cc Triumphs, big Nortons & beezers to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-08-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
1975 BMW R90S Silver/Smoke - $4750 - SC

Not Mine - saw on CL

http://charleston.craigslist.org/mcy/2726360400.html
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
Wanted - Mikuni TM38 Flat Side

Wanted - Mikuni TM38 Flat Slide

like this: http://www.iwt.com.au/TMdrawing.htm
Forum: Airheads 11-25-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 354,216
Posted By JohnLocke
Gas cap - quick/dirty replacement

For those needing a quick/dirty/inelegant replacement for your R75/7 R80 R80RT R100RS R100S R100CS R100RS R100R R100GS gas cap; NAPA Part # 703-1686 will fit for 8 bucks. They also have a locking...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By JohnLocke
It has a single Keihin.

It has a single Keihin.
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By JohnLocke
85' XR350 - Good Dual Sport?

I'm looking for an inexpensive, serviceable on/off road bike & am considering an 85' XR350 I've spotted for reasonable $'s. It'll need lights/turn signals but otherwise in good shape.

I've been...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-29-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
I need a R100 Gas Cap

Non locking.

These are the ones that screw into the tank.

R75/7 R80 R80RT R100RS R100S R100CS R100RS R100R R100GS all fit.
Forum: Airheads 10-26-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 354,216
Posted By JohnLocke
Black

Black
Forum: Old's Cool 10-25-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 630
Posted By JohnLocke
Mikuni Flatside's on a /6 - pics

Anyone have Mikuni flatsides (TM's) on a /6?

Can you post a few closeup pics?
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
<table border="0" cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0"...

<table border="0" cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0" width="550"><tbody><tr><td width="15"> </td> <td>
http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/images/Featherbed1.jpg


FEATHERBED FRAME
The...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-27-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
Sounds like an Atlas. ...

Sounds like an Atlas.
http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/norton-atlas.html
http://www.classic-british-motorcycles.com/norton-atlas.html
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
Need R90 seat

I have a 74' R90.

I need a seat. Let me know what you have.

Any aftermarket seats available for this bike?
Forum: Old's Cool 08-20-2011, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2,482
Views: 577,505
Posted By JohnLocke
Nice Toaster Tank in MI

Not mine - saw the Ad on craigslist.

in Traverse City - NW lower.

http://nmi.craigslist.org/mcy/2555338737.html
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,125
Posted By JohnLocke
MAKE SURE THE PETCOCKS ARE OFF Use only hand...

MAKE SURE THE PETCOCKS ARE OFF
Use only hand tools – most screws, etc. are soft brass & easily stripped.
Disconnect the fuel line from the carb.
Remove the two screws from the top ...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,125
Posted By JohnLocke
I did both carbs today. It was fairly simple.

I did both carbs today. It was fairly simple.
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